Limited-release cider inspired by classic Mexican treat hits shelves late June

Austin Eastciders partners with Mexico City Artist Vals to launch chili lime watermelon cider

Just in time for summer, Texas cider brand Austin Eastciders today announced its latest Imperial Cider flavor, inspired by the authentic Mexican blend and one of summer's favorite fruits: Chili Lime Watermelon!  In addition to the refreshing and tangy citrus taste within, Austin Eastciders' new offering features a higher 8.3% ABV and an eye-catching design created by renowned Mexico City artist Vals, who brings her illustration style to the limited-edition cans.

"Paying tribute to the tasty tradition of enjoying chili, lime and salt on freshly cut watermelon, we sought out a partnership with the amazing illustrator, Vals, hailing from Mexico City," says Dave Rule, SVP of Marketing, Austin Eastciders. "People unfamiliar with this delicious flavor combo will be delighted to make the discovery. We love that we were able to work with Vals on this project to further the great tradition of Tex-Mex fusion!"

"It is a Mexican tradition to eat fruit, especially watermelon, with chili and lime and I am so excited to be able to represent this tradition with my artwork for this new Austin Eastciders flavor," says Vals. "I chose to include a watermelon in sunglasses accompanied by chili, limes, and stars that symbolize flavor explosions to further animate the design."

Tasting notes of this innovative flavor include:

  • Appearance: Pink, cloudy and unfiltered, featuring fresh pieces of Pacific Northwest watermelon and Californian chilis, and Mexican lime juice
  • Aroma: Chili, fresh cut watermelon, notes of citrus
  • Taste: Sweet watermelon, a kick of chilis, undertones of lime with a tart finish

"Austin Eastciders Chili Lime Watermelon gives everyone's favorite, Tex-Mex culinary tradition a modern twist," adds Rule. "We have already had an incredible response to our Watermelon ciders and knew that adding chili and lime at a high ABV of 8.3% would be an exciting – never been done before – flavor that existing and new fans would really love."

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